20 Major Earthquakes Throughout History




20 Major earthquakes throughout history in pictures. Statistics from The Geological Society of London.
1906: USA (California, San Francisco). Richter scale: 7.8, Deaths: 3,000, Cost ($m): 524 
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1908: Italy (Messina). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 25,926, Cost: ($m) 116



1923: Japan (Tokyo-Yokohama). Richter scale: 8.3, Deaths: 142,800, Cost ($m): 2,800 



1936: Pakistan (Quetta). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 35,000, Cost ($m): 25



1939: Chile (Concepcion). Richter scale: 8.3, Deaths: 28,000, Cost ($m): 100



1939: Turkey (Erzincan). Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 36,740, Cost ($m): 20



1960: Morocco (Agadir). Richter scale: 5.9, Deaths: 12,000, Cost ($m): 120



1970: Peru (Chimbote). Richter scale: 7.7, Deaths: 67,000, Cost ($m): 550



1976: China (Tangshan). Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 290,000, Cost ($m): 5,600



1976: Guatemala (Guatemala City). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 22,084, Cost ($m): 1,100



1985: Mexico (Mexico City). Richter scale: 8.1, Deaths: 10,000, Cost ($m): 4,000



1988: Armenia (Spitak). Richter scale: 6.9, Deaths: 25,000 Cost ($m): 14,000  



1989: USA (California, San Francisco). Richter Scale: 7.0, Deaths: 68, Cost ($m): 6,000 



July 1990, Baguio City, Philippines. Deaths about 5000.



1995: Japan (Kobe). Richter scale: 7.2, Deaths: 6348, Cost ($m): 200,000



1999: Turkey (Kocaeli). Richter scale: 7.4, Deaths: 19,118, Cost ($m): 20,000



2004: Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Richter scale: 9.2, Deaths: 230,000



2008: Sichuan Province. Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 68,000, Cost ($m): 20,000



2010: Chile (Maule Region). Richter scale: 8.8, Deaths: 486



2011: Japan. Richter scale: 8.9.

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